Today we are sharing the action steps Fladeboe Advancement is taking in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the potential impact to our clients and their special events.
First, we are continuing to plan that events will happen over the coming weeks and months. We, like all of you, will look to the recommendations of state and national health professionals to guide decisions regarding postponing or canceling.
If events do need to be cancelled, we recommend our spring 2020 clients reschedule their event for a weeknight date this summer. Fladeboe Advancement will not be charging a cancellation fee to clients rescheduling an event.
For clients who cannot reschedule and are considering a virtual or online event to replace their live event, we are pleased to announce we have formed a partnership with RaiseMN (Raisemn.org), the fundraising coaching service of GiveMN. GiveMN is a state and national leader in online giving and brings experience and expertise to their nonprofit fundraising coaching, focusing on individual giving strategies.
Our team, in collaboration with professionals from RaiseMN, will guide our clients on effective strategies to engage donors in a mission-based (fund-a-need) online giving campaign. Organizations will be able to utilize their current online or mobile giving platform (such as Auction Harmony, OneCause, GiveSmart or Greater Giving) or work with the GiveMN.org platform. For organizations deciding to have a virtual event, our contract agreement will remain in effect and Fladeboe Advancement will cover the initial cost of RaiseMN’s involvement in the campaign.
In addition, Fladeboe Advancement will assist clients with key strategies to market live auction items through an online auction format, enhancing the return and value of these items.
It is our sincere hope that events can continue in the coming weeks and months. That said, we stand ready and committed to proactively assist you in every way to address this challenge and provide smart, actionable and mission-based solutions to ensure the financial well-being of your organization. Finally, we believe the right strategies used in this moment will rally and motivate donors during this time of need.
For a consultation about conducting a virtual event, or to inquire about rescheduling your event on a new date, please contact one of our team members listed below.
Kristin Kroll, Kristin@FladeboeAdvancement.com
Paula Werner, Paula@FladeboeAdvancement.com
Kristine Fladeboe-Duininck, Kristine@FladeboeAdvancement.com
Kate Pearce, Kate@FladeboeAdvancement.com
Stacey McCurnin, Stacey@FladeboeAdvancement.com